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Desmond meaning and name origin
Desmond \d(e)-smo-nd, des-mond\ as a boy's name is pronounced DEZ-mund. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Desmond is "from South Munster". An Irish surname referring to Munster, one of the five regions of ancient Ireland. South African cleric and activist Bishop Desmond Tutu.
Desmond has 3 variant forms: Des, Desmund and Dezmond.
Baby names that sound like Desmond are Tasman and Tazman.
Popularity of Desmond
Desmond is a very popular first name for men (#581 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5129 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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